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Stepan is guinea pig. Stepan is probably male, about 4 months old and really fluffy. Like many angora guinea pigs he has his fur more than ten santimeters long.
Stepan enjoys peanuts and lettuce but sweets are strictly prohibited.
Stepan lives on the third floor in an apartment building and shares the tender love of two friends of mine: Ina and Todor.
A few fast facts on the guinea pigs:
- Their original home is South America.
- They were first brought to Europe by the conquistadors.
- They were called Guinea pigs because in England they were sold for a guinea.
- In South America they still eat them and look after them as tasty domestic animals.
- Their teeth grow through all their life and need to gnaw to wear them out and be able to eat.
|I was reading an article for a girl who was arrested for deleting her ex-boyfriend save-games after logging in on Lineage with his account. When I saw the banner of the left. Okay, no matter that I'm far from programming I followed the link when I came to another one offering "Game industry: Scholarship for women". Now try to convince me that there is no sexism on the computing. Back to the romance with the deleted save-games, you can read it by yourself here.|
|Oculi. They are nine photographers. They reveal beauty, fear, struggle and amusement. One photo-shot, nine stories to be seen. |
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The latest from Tim Burton is Corpse Bride. The movie is telling the story of a man stolen away and forced to get married to a bride from the afterlife world while in the same time his true love is waiting for him in the world of living. The new place turns out to be much more interesting than the 19th century epoch in which the young man used to live, but he leaves it to go back to his true love.
The movie is based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl and actually this is its second filming, first time being Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) and directed by Mel Stuart.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a story of a poor boy who wins from a lottery the opportunity to take a tour in a mysterious and astonishing chocolate factory. Burton style filming all way long.
For more visit the official webitesite.
There is no other as good in this kind of storytelling as Burton, confess it.
|The previous post reminded me that recently (this Christmas) I’ve got quite a pleasant present from a friend of mine – the Diskworld 2005 Calendar. Well. I still have this feeling that I blackmailed him with my constant questions after he made the mistake to tell me that he bought this illustrated calendar. However now it is proudly hanged on my wall. Every month is exhibited by different illustrator and scene from Pratchett’s books. Some of the artists are Paul Kidby, David Wyatt, Edward Miller, Sandy Nightingale, Les Edwards, David Frankland and Jackie Morris. |
Get jealous: here
|Finally I finished the Nanny Ogg’s Cookbook. |
For the ones not very keen on Pratchett, this is a book. A book from the Discworld series.
I bought it about a month ago, but I couldn’t find time to read it. Instead I started from the middle (around the Dwarf Cookery) then moved forward to the beginning of the book and ahead to the end. This weekend I read it, the whole of it, looking carefully at every single amazing illustration (all made by Paul Kidby).
The edition is great, I love it.
If you happen to have a free weekend, don’t wonder how to spend it – book.
Links: Transworld and Kidby’s website.
A very important to me someone is about to start work for a software company developing desktop applications for Mac. This led me to do some reading on Apple. That is how I found http://www.folklore.org - a web site devoted to collective historical storytelling on Apple.
Which is the worst day of the year? They say it is Monday, 24th, so don't even try to make an attempt to wake up that day. If your boss asks you what is the reason, slap the boss with this formula and keep sleepin'
JANUARY BLUES DAY FORMULA
1/8W+(D-d) 3/8xTQ MxNA. Where:
d: Money due in January pay
T: Time since Christmas
Q: Time since failed quit attempt
M: General motivational levels
NA: The need to take action
Read on bbc.co.uk
If last year you have bought shares of Nortel Networks for 1000 euro, now you would have 59 euro.
If last year you have bought shares of Lucent Technologies for 1000 euro, now you would have 70 euro.
If last year you have bought shares of Alcatel for 1000 euro, now you would have 170 euro.
BUT if last yeat you have bought beer for 1000 euro and you have drunk it all, now you would have 380 euro for returning the empty bottles.
Mr Pollo hides in three tales.
Each time you find him, he will give you a keyword.
Remember the thee words to open the Treasure Chest and get acceess to the bonus area.
Once you find the treasure, walk around the 55dsl.com
And I'm not kidding:
> I am not a citizen, national or resident of, and am not under the control of, the government of: Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Syria, nor any other country to which the United States has prohibited export.
> I will not download or otherwise export or re-export the Programs, directly or indirectly, to the above mentioned countries nor to citizens, nationals or residents of those countries.
Don't miss Clientcopia.com no matter on which side of the barricade you are.
"phone call from panicing client:
client: oh hi Tom, Mark gave me your number. He said you can fix computer stuff.
me: yer, sometimes. what's up?
client: well some dumb fuck super glued my fucking mouse to my desk.
me: (supressing laugher) I see.
client: anyway, that's not really the problem. What I want to know is, can I turn my monitor off without affecting the computer?
me: yes, but how does that help?
client: they've left a porno movie playing and I have a meeting in 30 seconds.
me: you better unplug the speakers as well."
The last thing, which I took from 2004, was a set of funny books called Тhe Horrible Science (ot something like this). They are all translated to Bulgarian but yet extremely funny. I spotted them in a petrol station (we should fill in the tank before starting off to this weird country house where we celebrated the New Year) and the truth is that all night I was thinking of them more than I was thinking of our NY party. A day later –today- I finished the first two of them and nothing could bring me over to drop by another petrol station in search of the other books from that series.
You can get a general idea of the books, the authors and the illustrators from the page of the official publisher Scholastic and from Amazon.